ceci est la version française etc Bordeaux, Poietis prints living cells. Backed up by patents, the company has just raised 2.5 million euros to develop its laser-assisted technology of high definition printing of human tissues.
Printing living cells is a research sector and a market with vertiginous growth rates: 450 million dollars in 2013 and almost double the figure forecasted for 2018. Adopting the principle of 3D printing, the tissues are designed on CAD (computer-aided design) tools to then be printed with bioinks.
Poietis is a start-up from the Gironde region created in September 2014 by Fabien Guillemot, researcher at Inserm (National Institute for health and medical research) and international pioneer of bioprinting, and Bruno Brisson, a biochemist with 20 years of experience in biotechnologies. Set up at the Bioparc Bordeaux Métropole, Poietis offers a world exclusive new approach to bioprinting.
“The objective is to reproduce the complexity of the living”